Friday, May 30, 2008

Leslie Brian Bailey

A registered sex offender living in Urbana was arrested this week on new charges and arraigned Thursday in Champaign County Municipal Court on two counts of rape.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

Leslie Brian Bailey, 40, of 1315 state Route 55, Urbana, was designated a Tier III sex offender, subject to lifetime registration and notification, as a result of the Adam Walsh Act in January.

In 1993, he was convicted of gross sexual imposition and abduction in Champaign County Common Pleas Court and sentenced to 2-10 years in prison for abduction and 18 months in prison for gross sexual imposition, to be served concurrently.

According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Bailey was admitted to prison on Nov. 9, 1993 and released from prison on Oct. 5, 2003.

Sheriff Brent Emmons said a report about the rapes was filed on Tuesday involving a victim who was a juvenile at the time of the offenses.

"The case is still under investigation, but he is a registered sex offender and we had enough evidence to make an arrest," Emmons said. "I believe it will also be presented to the grand jury next week."

During Thursday's arraignment in Champaign County Municipal Court, bond was set at $40,000 and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for June 5.

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